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Sedum pachyphyllum
Rose, Crassulaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 3 (Go to the risk assessment)

Common name(s): [more details]

English: jellybean plant, many-fingers

Habit:  herb

Description:  "Perennial; stems woody at base, much branched, spreading or erect, glabrous throughout, 10 to 30 cm high; leaves closely set, standing almost at right angles to the stem, terete in section, somewhat smaller below, obtuse, a little glaucous, 3 to 4 cm long, 8 to 10 mm in cross section; flowering stem weak, about 2 cm long; inflorescence sessile, cymose; flowers short-pediceled or subsessile; sepals 5, wide-spreading, clavate, green, obtuse, somewhat unequal, the longest one 6 mm long, petals yellow, widely spreading, or even bent backward, 7 mm long, somewhat keeled on the back, spoon-shaped above, stamens 10, yellow; carpels at first erect, yellow"  (Rose, 1911; pp. 299-300).

Habitat/ecology:  First collected on hills near San Luis, Oaxaca, Mexico, altitude 1,800 to 2,100 m (Rose, 1911; pp. 299-300).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  State of Oaxaca, Mexico; also cultivated (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
Santa Cruz Group
Santa Cruz Island introduced
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental) introduced
cultivated
Randall, R. P. (2007) (p. 440)
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico (United Mexican States) native
Rose, J.N. (1911) (pp. 299-300)
Oaxaca
New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand (country) introduced
cultivated
Webb, C. J./Sykes, W. R./Garnock-Jones, P. J. (1988) (p. 585)


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This page was created on 26 OCT 2012 and was last updated on 30 OCT 2012.